Everyone remembers their very first fashion moment. Mine began in the theatre – the children’s theatre that is. I was in primary school and my class was auditioning for a play. While most of the girls in my class were having tantrums about who would get the star role of the princess, I paid absolutely no attention, I only cared about one thing: the costumes.
While the rest of the girls were elbowing each other to get to the sparkly princess costume, I made my way over to the dress up closet, and began rummaging through the piles of clothes. Time seemed to stand still as I tried on the other costumes that everyone else wasn't interested in, styling and restyling endless combinations, lost in my own world. From that point in my life, if there was any excuse to play dress-up, I was in. For hours on end. My parents watched, their academic ambitions for me ebbing further and further away, as they realised that their daughter's only destiny was the world of fashion.
Fast-forward to adulthood, when fashion finally became my job. After completing my BA in Fashion Design in 2004, and winning a design contest, I joined Hugo Boss‘ first international talent team in Switzerland. This pivotal experience was followed by working with design teams for a number of luxury and fast-fashion brands in Germany, Milan, and later, Spain, where I finally settled.